Italy: Search for the Feasible

In Rome's handsome, half-moon-shaped Chamber of Deputies last week, everyone had to move literally to the right to make room for the 166 newly elected Communists, a 20% increase over their previous showing. The Reds promptly made their power felt in the balloting for presiding officers: for the first time in history, a woman, Maria Lisa Rodano, 42, was elected Chamber vice president. She is a Communist who insists she is a Roman Catholic as well and attends Mass on Sundays. Red Boss Palmiro Togliatti's cocky demand that Communists be admitted to...

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